Topic 9 Summary
In order to see how PROMPT works in practice, and brings together all the details you need in order to make a judgement about the value of what you are looking at, you should now look at some items from your subject area using the questions we have identified in this topic.
On the next page we have provided a table that you may wish to print off to use for this purpose. The table has columns for each of a journal article, another article and a website. You will need to assess each of the PROMPT criteria in turn in order to make comparisons, using a scale of 1 (good), 2 (acceptable) and 3 (poor), and add any notes you feel necessary. This activity will take a while – perhaps a couple of hours – so make sure you allow enough time for this.
If you are not able to locate items from your own field of interest you might like to try to evaluate these potential resources for a project on GM foods:
- Journal article: Importance of anchor genomes for any plant genome project by Messing J., Llaca V. in 'Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America'. 1998. Vol.95 Issue 5, pp. 2017-2020
- Article: Dangers of Genetically Engineered Foods: Are Genetically Engineered Foods Without DNA Safe??? by Dr Michael Antoniou